Sunday, 17 February 2008

Book reporting

Gurn tags everybody, so here's my case on random book reporting. The rules: -

1. Grab the nearest book (that is at least 123 pages long).
2. Open to page 123.
3. Go to the 5th sentence.
4. Type in the following 3 sentences.
5. Tag five people.

My closest book is The Wayward Mind by Guy Claxton, unfortunatley he has a thing for long sentences so...

"For Aristotle, more the cool observer than the riteous moralist or amateur dietitian, dreams reflected residual reverberations of the day's sense impressions, sometimes clear, when the mind is very clam and these faint traces are able to be seen, and sometimes distorted by other aspects of temperament of emotion - melancholy, fever, intoxication - so that 'the visions appear confused and monstrous', like images broken on the surface of ruffled water. If dreams appear prophetic, Aristotle councels suspicion of any supernatural interpretation. His rational mind sees two alternative possibilities."

I dont know 5 people so anyone who sees this can consider themselves tagged.


Gurn said...

If I were to analyse the coherant ramblings of the human mind long enough, therefore in some kind of systematic and tangible structure, then I could probably deduce that, bearing in mind the problematic nature of grammatical evocation tends to lend itself to mutual extrapolation, Gurnistotle was absent-minded when he digested the workings of the communication between artificial intelligence and the gutteral slang of Glasgow life.

B said...

@gurn: Did you just liken yourself to Aristotle through the pseudonym "Gurnistotle".

Never before has there been such a perfect example of delusions of grandure.

And all in the same day as declaring yourself "famous" to boot...oh boy.

@Twisted Barbie : Thought you could hide did ya? :)